Fire Support Base Gladiator
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May, 1970 unidentified soldiers on Fire Support Base (FSB) Gladiator. Mortared every day. Machine Gunner was wounded by one of those rounds. As I said earlier this was one ugly Firebase. Robert Henningsen adds: "My squad was first 'on the hill' when Gladiator was re-opened, Spring '70. A 'daisy cutter' was first dropped on the hill and it looked like an atomic bomb plume from the jungle floor. We were the only Grunts to 'make the top' by dusk and it was 'a long night' of 100 % guard duty on the crest. No Viet Congs showed up and we were happy to see the rest of our 2cd platoon and the boys of Company C show up in the morning." Photo by Franklin Bass.
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